|Paula Scher gets serious - TED.com|
Paula Scher looks back at a life in design (she's done album covers, books, the Citibank logo ...) and pinpoints the moment when she started really having fun. Look for gorgeous designs and images from her legendary career.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Serious Play 2008; TED; Talks; art; arts; design; entertainment; happiness; 2008
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|Charles Elachi on the Mars Rovers - TED.com|
At Serious Play 2008, Charles Elachi shares stories from NASA's legendary Jet Propulsion Lab -- including tales and video from the Mars Rover project.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Serious Play 2008; TED; Talks; design; exploration; physics; robots; science; space; technology; 2008
|George Smoot on the design of the universe - TED.com|
At Serious Play 2008, astrophysicist George Smoot shows stunning new images from deep-space surveys, and prods us to ponder how the cosmos -- with its giant webs of dark matter and mysterious gaping voids -- got built this way.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Serious Play 2008; TED; Talks; astronomy; culture; design; physics; science; space; technology; 2008
|Bruce McCall's faux nostalgia - TED.com|
Bruce McCall paints a future that never happened -- full of flying cars, polo-playing tanks and the RMS Tyrannic, "The Biggest Thing in All the World." At Serious Play '08, he narrates a brisk and funny slideshow of his faux-nostalgic art.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Serious Play 2008; TED; Talks; art; arts; entertainment; humor; media; 2008
|Philip Rosedale on Second Life - TED.com|
Why build a virtual world? Philip Rosedale talks about the virtual society he founded, Second Life, and its underpinnings in human creativity. It's a place so different that anything could happen.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Serious Play 2008; TED; Talks; cities; communication; community; computers; entertainment; entrepreneur; life; technology; 2008
|John Maeda on his journey in design - TED.com|
Designer John Maeda talks about his path from a Seattle tofu factory to the Rhode Island School of Design, where he became president in 2008. Maeda, a tireless experimenter and a witty observer, explores the crucial moment when design met computers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Serious Play 2008; TED; Talks; arts; computers; curiosity; design; education; technology; 2008
|Stuart Brown says play is more than fun - TED.com|
A pioneer in research on play, Dr. Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults -- and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Serious Play 2008; TED; Talks; brain; children; education; entertainment; gaming; happiness; health; psychology; science; 2008
|Tim Brown on creativity and play - TED.com|
At the 2008 Serious Play conference, designer Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play -- with many examples you can try at home (and one that maybe you shouldn't).
Keywords: TEDTalks; Serious Play 2008; TED; Talks; art; creativity; design; education; 2008